REALISE project launch


REALISE_The Resilience of Art in Liquid Crises

The newly launched project “REALISE_The Resilience of Art in Liquid Crises” addresses the great number of recent phenomenons of crisis. By means of contemporary art different individual, social, economic as well as ecological crises will be analysed and discussed.

While the activities of the first year are strongly dedicated to the character of crisis and its consequences, the project is going to focus on innovative ideas, resilient societies and how to approach critical situations in its second year. REALISE aims at identifying the potential and the self-efficacy of people in the face of crises as well as the proactive development of resilience by means of creativity and artistic production.

The participating institutions from Germany, Slovakia, Greece, Croatia, Austria and Spain cooperate within the projects life span (November 2014 – October 2016) in various activities such as transnational exhibitions and performances, festivals, artists in residence-programs, workshops and lectures, as well as a common presentation of the REALISE project at the 56. Biennale d’Arte in Venice. An interactive virtual exhibition platform will open the results of the project to a wider European public.

The participating institutions are the following: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg e.V. (DE), Kunsthalle Bratislava (SK), (GR), Croation Association of Artists/HDLU (HR), next – Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst (AU), ZEMOS98 (ES).

The initiative for the project stems from the already existing Atlantis Network – a network of contemporary European cultural institutions. Since its foundation in 2008, the network includes partners from Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia and Greece. Building on the artistic implementations in 2009 and 2010 on the theme “Atlantis – Hidden Histories – new Identities. European Art 20 Years after the Iron Curtain.”, the project “HEICO – Heritage, Identity and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices” intensified a cross-border cultural exchange. The Atlantis Network is going to expand within REALISE by institutions from Austria, Spain and Croatia.

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REALISE is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.